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An In-depth Look at the Civil Rights Review Process Page

The Civil Rights Review process is part of the ICCB’s proactive effort to help colleges increase the accessibility of their campuses and programs and promote an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion.  Join us in taking an in-depth look at how data is used to select colleges for on-site reviews, learn about what an on-site review entails, and identify ways to self-assess  the accessibility of your institution.
November 30

Registration can be found at the following link:

Registration Page

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Nontraditional Recruitment and Retention Webinar

Do you know what strategies to use when recruiting women into STEM? How to increase retention rates of men into your healthcare programs? Or why mentors and cohorts are so important and effective? Join this webinar to explore evidence-based strategies to effectively recruit and retain nontraditional students into your programs.  This webinar will be held twice to accommodate as many participates as possible.

October 30, 2017   10:00 AM

November 6, 2017  10:00 AM

You can register for this webinar at the following pages:

October 30 Registration Page

November 6 Registration Page

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WIOA: How it Should and Will Impact Your Classroom Instruction Webinar

Description:

Learn the foundational requirements of the federal legislation, Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act. What are the expectations for Illinois, for our local programs, and of our students? How will WIOA impact your classroom instruction? Why can this be good for our students? What resources are available to help you?

Time and Date:

Tue, Sep 26, 2017 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT

Panelists

  • Bevan Gibson (bgibson@siue.edu)
  • Jamil Steele (jamil.steele@illinois.gov)
  • Sarah Goldammer (sgoldam@siue.edu)

An archived version of the webinar can be found below:

WIOA: How it Should and Will Impact Your Classroom Instruction Archived Webinar

WIOA: How it Should and Will Impact Your Classroom Instruction Slideshow

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Reviewer Webinar

The following is an archived version of the webinar provided to RFP reviewers:

 FY18 Adult Education and Family Literacy Reviewer Meeting – Invitation ONLY

 

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Career Pathways Definition from WIOA

Below is the full definition of a Career Pathway, taken directly from WIOA Sec. 3 (Def. 7)

CAREER PATHWAY.—The term ‘‘career pathway’’ means a combination of rigorous and high-quality education, training, and other services that—

(A) aligns with the skill needs of industries in the economy of the State or regional economy involved;
(B) prepares an individual to be successful in any of a full range of secondary or postsecondary education options, including apprenticeships registered under the Act of August 16, 1937 (commonly known as the ‘‘National Apprenticeship Act’’; 50 Stat. 664, chapter 663; 29 U.S.C. 50 et seq.) (referred to individually in this Act as an ‘‘apprenticeship’’, except in section 171);
(C) includes counseling to support an individual in achieving the individual’s education and career goals;
(D) includes, as appropriate, education offered concurrently with and in the same context as workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupation or occupational cluster;
(E) organizes education, training, and other services to meet the particular needs of an individual in a manner that accelerates the educational and career advancement of the individual to the extent practicable;
(F) enables an individual to attain a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, and at least 1 recognized postsecondary credential; and
(G) helps an individual enter or advance within a specific occupation or occupational cluster.

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Advocacy for Students with Autism Workshop

The Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) is excited to host Milt Wright and Richard Pimentel in an engaging day discussing advocacy.  The goal of the day is to provide participants with ideas to help students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD):
  • discover their own value as individuals,
  • embrace positive lessons that their impairments have taught them,
  • learn ideas to overcome negative stereotypes and cultivate positive social interactions, and
  • learn how to effectively disclose their disability to ask for a reasonable accommodation.

Participants will have the opportunity throughout the day to engage in activities, brainstorm innovative ways to adapt the ideas presented to specifically serve students with autism, and obtain materials that can be used to support families as they help their teen successfully learn to self-advocate.

We invite Special Education teachers and administrators, Community College Student Service Personal, Career Counselors, Adult Education providers, parents of students with ASD and anyone who wants to learn more about empowering students with autism.  Event information is as follows:

Holiday Inn and Suites- Bloomington
3202 East Empire Street
Bloomington, IL, 61704
August 2, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
There is not a cost to attend but we do ask that everyone register. Registration can be found at the following link:
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Illinois Essential Employability Skills Framework

The Illinois Essential Employability Skills Framework is designed to define and clarify the essential employability skills and provide a standard for the state. Essential employability skills are those general skills that are required to be successful in all sectors of the labor market and are separate from the technical skills attained in career pathways or academic skills such as math and reading. The framework was developed through the collaboration of the Illinois Community College Board; the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity;  representatives of Illinois businesses; local chambers of commerce; secondary, postsecondary and adult educators and professionals; and other important stakeholders.

The full text of the Essential Employability Skills Framework and self-assessment guide can be Found below:  Essential Employability Skills Framework

Fillable form versions of the self-assessment forms are also available at the following links:

Fillable Program Self-Assessment Form

Fillable Classroom and Activity Self-Assessment

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Technology Resources for Special Learning Needs in the Adult Education Classroom

This webinar was delivered in order to help education professionals discover a variety of technology resources and ways to incorporate them into your adult education classrooms. There was be an emphasis on special learning needs application although the technology resources and classroom applications will be appropriate for ESL, ABE, and ASE students. The presenters provided a tutorial on each of the resources. Handouts with clear instructions and with resources are also available for download.

An archived version of the webinar can be found at the following link:
Technology Resources for Special Learning Needs in the Adult Education Classroom

Additional Resources are available at the links below:
Technology Ides for Special Learning Needs Slideshow
Applications and Resources Document

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ICAPS Support Webinar Series

The ICAPS Support Webinar Series was designed to provide information to administrators, instructors, and counselors working in ICAPS programs or at institutions considering the development of an ICAPS program.  In this Webinar Series experts from the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support, the Southern Illinois Professional Development Center, and active ICAPS programs shared their knowledge and experience on several different topics.  Archived versions of the Webinars and their resources can be found below.

Building Capacity of Existing ICAPS Programs

This webinar was a discussion with existing ICAPS programs that addressed pressing employment/training needs, considerations for expanding capacity of programs, creative programming ideas, and asked how to fully serve students within the current fiscal climate.

The webinar was held on April 20, at 10:00 AM.

The archived version of the webinar and the presentation slideshow can be found below:

Building Capacity of Existing ICAPS Programs Webinar

Building Capacity of Existing ICAPS Model One Programs Slideshow

Tips for Successful Development and Delivery of an ICAPS Support Course

In this Webinar a panel of experienced ICAPS teams explained what an ICAPS Support Course is, and discussed the purpose, the components , and the outcomes of the course. These veteran programs described what they learned through practice, what tools are available for your use, and shared their successful strategies.

The webinar was held on April 13, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

An archived version of the webinar and presentation materials has been provided below:

Tips for Successful Development and Delivery of an ICAPS Support Course Webinar

 

Effective Strategies for Team Teachers

This panel discussion included experienced team teachers sharing their experiences and answering your questions. The discussion covered topics that can assist in the implementation of a team teaching model or that can be used to help you overcome difficulties you have encountered in your ICAPS program.

The webinar was held on May 3, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

An archived version of the webinar and presentation materials has been provided below:

Effective Strategies for Team Teachers Webinars

Effective Strategies for Team Teachers Slideshow

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ICSPS Spring Events 2017

ICSPS has created a document to market upcoming events.  An archived version of the flier with information about the spring events can be found below:

ICSPS Spring Events Document

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